Today I’m super excited to be showing off my new quilt!
Last month I got an email from the fabulous Kim of A Girl and A Glue Gun. She was putting together a huge quilt drive for Luke’s Loves and Project Linus and asked bunch of us if we’d like to join in. Project Linus is a blanket drive that was started by a friend of Kim’s family, in memory of their sweet little boy who passed away. Here’s a little bit about the drive:
When my kids were little they both had special blankets, so I was so happy to join in and make a blanket for a little one! I created this Snowy Day Quilt and I really hope someone falls in love with it!
I used the Snow Day line from Blend Fabrics for the prints and trees and a white on white polkadot for the sections with the trees – I think it looks like snow falling! And those penguins in the bow ties?? Too adorable.
To make the quilt, I used this Charm Squares Baby quilt as a base for the pattern. I added four blocks to the width – 2 small and 2 large. I also increased the height of the white sections in between each pieced row to 7″ of fabric. In each of those 7″ strips I appliqued wonky little trees. I have a free pattern for the trees for you!
I fused the trees in random places on the strips with fusible webbing. Then I appliqued around them with a zig zag stitch.
I sewed everything together and pieced the back with a fun blue polkadot from Jo-Ann – along with a row of three of the strips of print fabric.
I quilted everything with a free motion swoopy pattern, and I outlined each of the trees. I think it helps them stand out, don’t you? You can see it really well on the back.
I used pieced binding for the edges, I love how the different patterns look around the quilt!
I love how it turned out and I can’t wait to send it off to Project Linus!
You can find out more about Luke’s Loves and Project Linus here:
It’s not too late to join in!
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